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Bowood House and Gardens

Bowood House and Gardens, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0LZ

Tel: +44 (0)1249 812102

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Bowood House & Gardens

About

Bowood House & Gardens 2019 opens for the 2020 season from 1st April – 1st November 2020

Bowood House & Gardens is the home of the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne. Bowood offers a fantastic day out in Wiltshire for all the family. Famous for one of the UK’s most extensive Adventure Playgrounds, children are guaranteed the time of their lives. NEW for 2020, A new area focusing on fun activities for our intrepid under 7 and inquisitive under 4 visitors.

The whole family can relax in 100 acres of beautiful parkland, designed by ‘Capability’ Brown, offering a lake, arboretum, pinetum and cascade. Perfect for walks and exploring. Or, visit Bowood House, which hosts a wealth of unique items from Queen Victoria’s wedding chair to Napoleon’s death mask and an extensive art collection.

During the spring (mid April to early June) visit the stunning Woodland Gardens, a woodland oasis offering breath taking vistas of colour covering over 70 acres.

 

 

Opening Times

Open (1 Apr 2020 - 1 Nov 2020)

* Open daily between 11am and 6pm from April to November.

Last Admissions 5pm and Car Park closes at 6pm.

The House and Soft Play Area close at 5.30 pm and the Adventure Playground closes at 5.45pm. The Treehouse café closes at 6.00pm. After the Autumn clock change, all closing times are brought forward one hour.

The Woodland Gardens are open daily between 11am and 6pm from late April to mid June, according to the flowering season.

Further Information

Accessibility

  • Facilities for the Disabled
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Childrens Play Area
  • Shop

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant - Treehouse Café and The Stables Restaurant

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children - NEW for 2020, A new area focusing on fun activities for our intrepid under 7 and inquisitive under 4 visitors & Soft Play Area

Key Features

  • In countryside

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking - Plentiful, on site & complimentary

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Wi-fi available

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    391
  • Very Good
    220
  • Average
    96
  • Poor
    36
  • Terrible
    17

Recent Reviews:

  • Martin P
    St Austell, United Kingdom
    Holiday visit
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 21st October 2019
    Really interesting and well maintained house and gardens, not huge but enjoyable, very pleasant and enthusiastic staff especially in the cafes on site. Read full review
  • garyadavies
    Bracknell, United Kingdom
    Beautiful house and grounds
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 9th December 2019
    Explore the grounds or have an afternoon tea, delightful. A wonderful country setting, would recommend a visit when the rhododendrons are flowering, spectacular. Read full review
  • ChristopherXIG
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Childhood memories
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 22nd December 2019
    I remember Boowood house & garden from trips with my school as a child. This summer I had the Great pleasure in taking my sons and we had a great time. A few of the older attractions are not in uses... Read full review

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